Allegedly, there’s been a slew of nasty texts, tweets, threats to go to the media, and screaming matches all on mum’s part. For… well… for seemingly no real reason at all. Apart from a few AFL tickets not coming her way and a big dollop of jealousy, Donna just doesn’t like her son’s choice of girlfriend.
While not all mother-in-laws are difficult to get along with, this is a situation many women have found themselves in.
Being hated by your significant other's mother is tricky. Just ask these Reddit users:
Sometimes, mother-in-laws can just be downright nasty. Take CosmicBasic, for example, whose MIL made a habit of bitching about her to HER EIGHT-YEAR-OLD SON.
"She said you were a bad mummy and that she was a good mummy and that I should stay with her," ComicBasic's little boy told her when he got home from a visit at his grandmother's house. "I said I didn't want to stay and that you're the best mummy and I said that she is a witch! Then she she used very bad words."
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"When I was in the hospital getting ready to have a baby, my MIL was texting my husband asking who he would choose if he could only save one of us from death." - A_Florist2016
... Yep. That happened.
Dinner for two, thanks
Redditor fmil-issues has a mother-in-law who's a wee bit manipulative.
'My MIL has requested that my husband and I have dinner with her three times a week, but has been reserving a spot at the restaurant for 6pm every night, knowing I don't get home until 6:30pm from work. So, more often than not, I can never come.